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Outsource magazine: thought-leadership and outsourcing strategy | August 17, 2017

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Q&A: Bill Huber, Alsbridge

May 6, 2016 |

Bill Huber is Managing Director: Digital Platforms & Solutions at sourcing advisors Alsbridge – and one of the best-known figures in the global sourcing advisory space. We met up with Bill at last month’s SIG Summit in Orlando, Florida, to … Read More

Q&A: Kevin Parikh, Avasant

April 20, 2016 |

Kevin Parikh is the CEO and Senior Partner of sourcing advisory firm Avasant. Continuing our series of interviews from the SIG Summit in Orlando, Florida (see plenty of 140-character takeaways on Twitter via the hashtag #SIGspring16) we got together with … Read More

How financial services providers can reap the rewards of migrating to the cloud

April 19, 2016 |

Before discussing the rewards available for a financial services organisation in the cloud it is important to get an understanding of the regulatory backdrop. In October 2014 the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) launched Project Innovate, an initiative to foster innovation … Read More

The future of technology strategy

July 28, 2015 |

Every so often, I get involved in discussions about technology strategy. These nearly always fall back on the tried and tested models that break strategy down into infrastructure, development methodologies, platforms, sourcing etc.

Although it purports to start with the … Read More

UC EXPO 2015 event preview

March 23, 2015 |

 

UC EXPO 2015 held on the 21 – 22 April at Olympia in London is Europe’s largest Unified Communication & Collaboration (UC&C) event encompassing the full range of technologies and services required to enable more efficient connectivity and … Read More

“I Accept”: risks and challenges in cloud contracts

September 2, 2014 |

Many cloud computing contracts are standard form contracts with pre-decided terms that you can either accept wholly or reject, but cannot modify. All you get to do is choose “I Accept”. These agreements are therefore also known as “click and … Read More

Q&A: Richard Cooper, Technology Trust

September 1, 2014 |

Richard Cooper is Director of Programmes for Technology Trust, an organisation set up to help charities gain access to and exploit the latest technology to further their missions. We got together with Richard to get his thoughts on how the … Read More

Analysing Analytics and its Role in Outsourcing (Part 2)

July 18, 2014 |

To read Part 1 of this article, click here…

 

Applications of Analytics in Outsourcing Contracts

Examples of applications of analytics in outsourcing contracts include using data from processing sales orders and invoice payments in FAO to drive analytics for … Read More

Where Is My Data? (Part 2)

April 14, 2014 |

To read the first part of this article, click here.

In the USA the Department of Commerce in 2000 created the Safe Harbor framework to ensure organisations put appropriate controls in place for the protection of data, when handling European … Read More

Where Is My Data? (Part 1)

April 8, 2014 |

Cloud remains a hot subject and whether you love or loathe it, it’s not something you won’t have heard of or likely have had pushed your way.

Inevitably, when considering cloud, security questions arise – and certainly in the light … Read More

Making SIAM work

August 9, 2013 |

The degree of change required to transform service provision from a prime model to one that engages multiple suppliers is significant. The many strands involved mean that it is not a simple issue that can be bought in and forgotten. … Read More

Flexible IT systems: building systems that can overlap across functions

July 10, 2013 |

Flexible IT systems: we’ve all heard that claim from vendors, haven’t we? I’m sure that we have all tried the modular approach, especially those of us that have implemented ERP systems.

Not many have come out of these projects with … Read More

Now, where did I put your data? (Part 2)

October 1, 2012 |

To read the first part of this article, click here.

When using public clouds which are offered globally to a range of audiences from enterprise companies through to small businesses and consumers there is a risk of data leaving the … Read More

Sales Hire

June 6, 2012 |

There’s nothing like really getting the most out of your talent… And this is nothing like really getting the most out of your talent…

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Chain Gain

April 5, 2012 |

This article originally appeared in Outsource Magazine Issue #27 Spring 2012

This is the time of year that market trends and forecasts are commonly published, and this is no different within the supply chain arena. I’ve seen two trends that … Read More

Cloud sprawl: the next major issue creeping into big business

September 29, 2011 |

The cloud computing industry rolls along at a staggering pace. So much so that one of the biggest issues currently affecting adoptees is the speed at which it expands.

It may sound like a badly made ’90s sci-fi flick, but … Read More